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Rosa Parks Diversity Recognition Awards

Center for Identity & Inclusion


Sparking the modern civil rights movement in the United States by refusing to give up her bus seat, Rosa Parks' arrest for breaking Montgomery segregation laws started a boycott of the city bus line that lasted 381 days. This eventually led to the 1956 Supreme Court ruling declaring segregation illegal on public buses.  All recipients will be honored at the Rosa Parks Diversity Luncheon.


                              2019 Rosa Parks Diversity Awards Luncheon
                                               Thursday, April 18, 2019
                                                     Tivoli 320's (ABC)
                                                    11:00 AM - 1:30 PM


In honor of Rosa Parks' legacy as a champion for Civil Rights, the CU Denver’s Center for Identity & Inclusion is pleased to solicit nominations for the Rosa Parks Diversity Award.  Presented annually, this award recognizes a faculty, staff, student, and community member/organization who helped accomplish the university’s strategic priority to enhance diversity university-wide and foster a culture of inclusion on campus and/or within the surrounding community.  We will present one award in each category of faculty, staff, student, and community member/organization at the awards luncheon. 


The deadline for submission is Friday, March 29, 2019, at 5:00 pm.  You may nominate as many individuals as you wish in each category.  Please provide an in-depth description and specific examples of the nominee's commitment to enhance diversity and foster a culture of inclusion on campus and/or within the surrounding community.

If you have questions regarding the nominations process, please contact Omar Montgomery or James Speed.

Nominate a student, staff, faculty, organization or community member

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Previous Award Recipients​

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